Thailands Regional Cuisines

today on itravel exclusives we take a look at the delicious and distinct cuisines of Thailand's all main regions from the curries and seafood of the south to the courtly dishes of the north and from the fiery Sun gums of the northeast to the sheer inventiveness of the Fertile central region all this and more right here on the I Travel Channel hello guys we meet once again I'm pottery and today we've got a gastronomic Lee inspired treat for you as we take you on a culinary journey through Thailand to explore the Kingdom sumptuously tasty regional cuisines geographically Thailand is a diverse country that is often divided into four distinct regions namely the central region the north the northeast often referred to as hassan and the south until the early 20th century travel within thailand was difficult and so the four main regions developed their own unique and distinctive cuisines the central region is largely Delta country down by the jarppi a river with rich soil that is perfect for growing a wide variety of vegetables the region is also known as the rice bowl of Thailand producing fragrant jasmine rice that is famous throughout the world the familiar green curry also originates from here as does onion the famous hot and sour soup and yams the tangy salads which are also a central creation the influence of neighboring Myanmar and Laos is a strong one when it comes to cuisines pal soy a curry broth with egg noodles and chicken pork or beef and bang Hong Lei a pork curry seasoned with ginger tamarin and turmeric are thought to originate in Myanmar and can be found throughout the north sausages are also a specialty with the best-known being sight or which blends pork with dried chilies garlic shallots and lemongrass to produce a spicy and delicious sausage that is hard to resist the north and northeast was also long regarded as remote from Bangkok and shares many cultural similarities with neighboring Laos and even Cambodia in the low and North East perhaps the most famous dish to come from the Northeast is some thumb a spicy and addictively tasty papaya salad the green papaya is pounded in a mortar with lime juice garlic fish sauce and a number of other ingredients often including dried shrimp cherry tomatoes and roasted peanuts others contain pickled crab and a pungent fish sauce called bara eating some tongue can be an eye watering experience and so it's often eaten was sticky rice to help extinguish the fire in your mouth southern Thailand is a long narrow Peninsula stretching down to Malaysia with the under once sea on one side in the Gulf of Thailand on the other the south is home to most of Thailand's Muslims and a large ethnically malay as well as chinese population so southern food reflects all this diversity and is famous for being hot and really fiery coconut features strongly weather use for its milk its oil for frying or grated fresh as a condiment cashew nuts and pineapple also grow in volume and form an important part of the cuisine the warm seas produce an abundance of fish big lobsters crabs mussels squid prawns and scallops prepared simply by steaming or frying or more elaborately by cooking in a clay pot with noodles a dish very typical of the south is gangbanged flour a very hot curry made with fish stomach green beans pickled bamboo shoots and potato fresh tumeric turns this and many other southern cuisines a distinctive yellow and there you have it as we've seen Thailand really is a sumptuous melting pot of mouth waveringly delicious and distinct cuisines little wonder then that Thai food has become so popular the world over and unfortunately that all we've got for you on this edition of itravel exclusives and if you do have a favorite dish let us know we always love to hear your thoughts and opinions take care thank you so very much for tuning in and we hope to see you again next time check out more exclusive I travel content by simply clicking on the video tiles and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel stay up to date with all things I travel by following us on Twitter and liking our Facebook page thanks for tuning in and we'll see you soon